The window may just have slammed shut, but this wont have stopped our extensive scouting network seeking out the very best talents on offer. Levy has notoriously had an eye for bringing in young talent with a view to development and the potential return we all know he hungers for. The sale of Bale to Madrid typified this and the hunt for the next young prodigy is on. Could Rabiot be the man?
Rabiot is an 18-year-old creative midfielder who has recently broken through the PSG youth system to earn himself a place in the first team squad. The Frenchman made 9 appearances for the Parisians last term before eventually being sent out on loan at Toulouse for more playing time. With PSG boasting a squad to envy those across Europe, the prodigious talents of Rabiot may well be wasted in the French capital. He even suggested last year that his future may lie away from Paris, mentioning his excellent relationship with Laurent Blanc but commenting:
“That doesn’t mean I’m going to stay in Paris this season.”
“I won’t go out on loan so I don’t know yet. Before I decide I intend to have a discussion with coach.”
Would Rabiot really get much more opportunity at Spurs considering our already bulging squad that has seen the likes of Tom Carroll and Benoit Assou-Ekotto loaned out? I really doubt it.
The Alen Halilovic snub earlier in the summer has perhaps fuelled speculation that Spurs will be again targeting another young European talent. The reality is that Spurs will be keeping tabs on as many young superstars as possible.
For me the Rabiot deal is a long shot.
Moving abroad to a team offering Europa League rather than Champions League football is one thing, but there is also no real guarantee that he will get any more playing time in North London than he currently does. If Rabiot is as highly sought after as it seams, why would a club with the aspirations of PSG ever want to sell?
A no go for me this one.